2022 Recipients


Toledo Museum of Art

Jessica Hong is a Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Toledo Museum of Art. In a professional career spanning over 15 years, Hong has helped shape institutions toward centering community, transparency, and equity through innovative, forward-thinking programming. Prior to joining TMA, Hong held positions at Harvard Art Museums, Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, and Dartmouth’s Hood Museum of Art.

In her short time at TMA, she has organized two major exhibitions—the North American premiere of Stan Douglas’s major film Doppelganger and the Living Legacies: Art of the African American South.  She is a member of the Belonging staff committee and TMA’s committee shaping the Glass Pavilion’s artist residency program. She served as a juror for TMA/The Arts Commission’s Momentum Intersection and an exhibition at the Findlay Art League.

Hong serves as chairman of the Association of Art Museum Curator’s Mentorship Program and is co-chair and juror for the Artist Award for Distinguished Body of Work, Lifetime Achievement and Distinguished Teaching Awards for the College Art Association.  She regularly serves as national critic and juror for fellowships, grants, awards, and residency programs.

Hong received her bachelor’s degree in art history from Barnard College, Columbia University, and a master’s in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

Jessica Hong